The Shop Beer Co. is a relatively new treasure to hit the craft beer scene in Tempe. It’s a bunch of really cool things put together by people who seem to know a lot about what makes things cool.
Yeah, the beer is good. Like, really good, but I’ve found a bunch of other things I like about The Shop Beer Co, as well. They’ve got a really cool local vibe, an awesome outdoor patio area, and they do a bunch of fun events at the brewery and tasting room.
If you spend any amount of time at The Shop Beer Co, you are bound to meet Dave Arnce. He’s the owner / brewery manager who made it all happen along with Matt Johnson as head brewer and two other founders in Dylan DeMiguel and Jason Calhoon. They’ve got other employees who also know a thing or two about creating a great space.
Good Beer and So Much More:
If you get a chance to talk to Dave about what they are trying to do at The Shop, you’ll hear about his passion for the industry, about his cool building, and about their cold brew coffee. It’s also fun to talk to him about the food truck that’s on site and about the local involvement he is so passionate about. The beer and the food menus rotate giving you a chance to try something new.
While their grand opening was just this past August 27th, they are already creating raving fans in the craft beer world and beyond. If you like good beer and love a cool local spot to enjoy it, you should make sure to give this place a try.
They took an old house and made it into the tasting room. Behind the tasting room there’s an outdoor patio area with seating, some trees and a huge murial on the wall. Beyond the patio there’s a 10,000 square foot brewery where all of the real business happens. Sure, the tasting room and the patio are fun, but they are not where the bread is buttered. The large stainless steel tanks are what The Shop is all about. They just happen to be surrounded by a bunch of cool stuff that we can all enjoy.
Don’t take my word for it. Stop by and take a look for yourself… The Shop is located at 922 W 1st Street in Tempe.